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The Great Gnome Escape

A Scavenger Hunt for the Whole Family! 

May 28 through September 5 


Calling All Expert Gnome Spotters! 

Thirty-six garden gnomes have broken loose, gone rogue, and taken up residency in the garden this summer. Together, they have a long list of misdeeds against the garden and its guests, and the department of gnomeland security needs your help to find them.  


While you explore the trails, see how many of our roaming gnomes you can find hidden throughout the garden and receive a special reward from the department of gnomeland security.  


Choose Your Gnome Adventure… 

There are three hunts to choose from with 12 gnomes each. 1 hunt is indoors and 2 are outdoors. Try one or try them all!   

Easy- Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory  

Medium- Arboretum and Oberman Bird Sanctuary (say hi to Gnorman while you're there!)  

Hard- Founders' Garden and the conservation discovery garden   


Gnome-made Creatures 

Special thanks go to artists Greg Macdonald and Mell Smith, Diane Mattern, and Matthew Shrader for creating our collection of original gnomes.   


While you're here, visit the Gnome Zone  

Hang out on the festival garden patio and play an assortment of family-friendly games.   



Included with paid garden admission ($15 +tax ages 13 and up, $10 +tax ages 3-12, free for children under 2) and free for garden members. Not a member? Become a garden gnomie and join today!   



Presented by Deb and Bill Dinsmoor  



Adopt-A-Gnome and help support our summer-long scavenger hunt,     

The Great Gnome Escape, designed to provide family fun and education through art and nature. Your $250 sponsorship will help us maintain our 100 acres of natural beauty and provide numerous life-enriching programs and events for visitors of all ages.  


Meet the gnomes!       

Make a donation and Adopt-A-Gnome 

















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